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Obama

What happens when the black experience is relegated to background noise?

If it’s all about handing out gold stars and scarlet letters to CEOs and celebrities, then I’ll pass.

Occupy Wall Street

Occupy Wall Street activists like Cecily McMillan are still fighting the state, only this time they’re waging their battles in the courts.

Conservatives are suddenly very unhappy to see moral judgments about sex and families invading the corporate realm.

Scaffold Brigada

In the London neighborhood of Forest Gate, the spark of a soccer revolution is brewing.

Jonathan Schell

He made it clear that on matters of conscience, inaction is unacceptable.

Los Angeles

As residents complain of nosebleeds and headaches, the country’s biggest oil-producing city moves to ban hydraulic fracturing.

Blogs

Five Witnesses to Hunger came to Capitol Hill to talk poverty and hunger with Congress.

November 19, 2013

The climate movement often seems like it’s fighting “against something”--against indifference and political gridlock. But this is a struggle “for everything” that we care about.

November 18, 2013

Thanks to a loophole in the Fair Labor Standards Act, children in the United States as young as twelve are allowed to do often dangerous and backbreaking agricultural work.

November 14, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

Coast to coast, students demand an end to cuts, tests and racist policing.

November 12, 2013

Gene Farley was a brilliant champion of economic and social justice, peace and, above all, single-payer health care.

November 11, 2013

The need for outside assistance is urgent.

November 10, 2013

Private prison companies like the Corrections Corporation of America already make millions locking up immigrants.

November 8, 2013

The domestic workers’ rights movement offers powerful lessons for the broader fight against forced labor, trafficking and servitude.

November 7, 2013

It’s time to legalize marijuana. 

November 5, 2013